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Lions put 50 past Bulls

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Bulls, Lions, Original Content on 8 Jul 2013 at 09:30
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The Lions beat a young Bulls team 50 – 12 in their continued preparation for the Promotion match against the Kings later in the month.

According to a report on, the Lions forwards inflicted a hammering on their light blue counterparts, setting up a good platform for the backs to work from.

First half tries from Stokkies Hanekom, Julian Redelinghuys, Hendrik Roodt and Deon van Rensburg gave the visiting side a 31 – 0 lead at half time.

The scoring continued in the second half as three more tries were scored through Derick Minnie, Anthony Volmink and Guy Cronje. Flyhalf Marnitz Boshoff scored 18 points with his five conversions and a penalty.

The Bulls only started scoring late in the second half, with Jacques du Plessis and Ruan Snyman crossing the white wash and Tony Jantjies converting one of his two efforts at goal.

The Lions would be happy with a positive result but need to keep their feet on the ground as the teams they are currently facing are a long way from the opposition currently taking on the Kings. It took the Stormers a while to put away the Kings this weekend, and with another tough match against the Sharks at Kings Park this weekend, their preparations for the Promotion match is on another level altogether.


Tries: Stokkies Hanekom, Julian Redelinghuys, Hendrik Roodt, Deon van Rensburg, Derick Minnie, Anthony Volmink, Guy Cronje.
Conversions: Marnitz Boshoff (5), Lionel Cronje
Penalty: Marnitz Boshoff

Blue Bulls:
Tries: Jacques du Plessis, Ruan Snyman
Conversion: Tony Jantjies


  • I really thought the Junior Blue Bokke would put up more of a fight. A good win at Loftus but the Lions haven’t really played anyone with a good defence and the knockouts will be a contest between the Lions’ attack vs the Kings’ defence

  • Comment 1, posted at 08.07.13 09:34:17 by Baylion Reply
  • Bit disappointed. The result was expected, but would have thought it a bit closer than that!

    This team will form the bulk of the cc side this year. Doesn’t look too promising, or am I too negative?

  • Comment 2, posted at 08.07.13 11:29:37 by Blue Centurion Reply
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  • @Baylion (Comment 1) : The Lions played a pretty decent Sharks side and managed to beat them.

    Whether these play-off games between the Kings and Lions will be anything more than a show remains to be seen though. 😕

  • Comment 3, posted at 08.07.13 12:00:25 by FireTheLooser Reply
  • I think this result is rather flattering for the Lions..

    Given the time spent together by the Bulls in comparison to the Lions..

  • Comment 4, posted at 08.07.13 12:08:26 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Lions are really looking good and if I look at the way the Kings played this weekend I am not that worried about PR…. We beat a strong Sharks team with our brilliant attacking skills and to keep that young BB team scoreless till 66th min is a great attempt…. Well done Lions keep up the good rugby…..

  • Comment 5, posted at 08.07.13 12:11:04 by Lassy_lion Reply
  • These last 2 games (vs Bulls last Saturday and Griquas next week) is more about fine tuning and working out the final cinks for the Kings game. The result is irrelevant its basically a practice match with contact

  • Comment 6, posted at 08.07.13 13:17:58 by Mutley Reply
  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 3) : True, but the Sharks outplayed the Lions especially at the breakdowns in the first half rather than had a defence that the Lions couldn’t break. In the first half the Lions were starved of possession. Once the Lions got enough ball in the second half they level matters quite comfortably

  • Comment 7, posted at 08.07.13 14:40:57 by Baylion Reply

  • I hear Stokkies was On Fire . . . 😯

  • Comment 8, posted at 09.07.13 10:44:06 by Original Pierre Reply
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